Art therapy is a mental health profession that utilizes art making and the creative process to help people of all ages give voice to their inner experience. It combines the knowledge of human development and psychological theories with visual arts and the creative process to help clients improve psychological health, cognitive abilities, and sensory-motor functions.
Art therapy assists adults and children alike through engaging in the creative process and exploring imagery. Using color and shape, clients can give form to their inner experience to achieve self-exploration and healing. Prior experience or skill in art is not required to successfully engage in art therapy